Sunday, October 28, 2012

Food wastage

If Wikipedia is to be believed, there is 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year which is about one third of the global food production. In low income countries, most loss occurs during production, while in developed countries much food is wasted at consumption stage. These are startling figures if you believe two times meal in a day should be the prime responsibility of any government.

I am not just barging in here but saw something which made me to put my thoughts here.
The picture below shows the amount of food wasted in my canteen every day. This was the data on 18th Oct.

Even before taking the food on the plate you should tell them how much you want, not just to have in plate and leave it to be thrown in the bin.

Here is another pic which might refrain you wasting the food next time .

                                                 Courtesy Image: BBC
There are many who can not afford 2 meals a day and we are wasting it extravagantly without even realizing that it can feed some hungry people. We should order sensibly while having lunch/dinner at restaurant or ladies should rather ask to each member of the family how much appetite they have before entering into the kitchen.

There is lot of waste food in big b’day parties and on big wigs marriage. They should realize that excess food is as bad as the scarcity of it. 

Your simple act of aesthesia can make a lot of difference, you must understand it.

Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

Rebellious Submission said...

Thanks for this great reminder to all of us..When I go to any marriage it really hurts to see so much of food being wasted just for nothing...We all nee to understand our responsibility and should not takes things we are getting easily for granted..:)